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Re: IBM public license

Henning Makholm wrote:
> > Hmm, but it does not say "it must be made available _solely_ under
> > this Agreement".
> An interesting word game, but I think that a permission to relicense
> a work under arbitrary terms needs to be a little more explicit than
> this.

Well... you don't _need_ permission to relicense.  If a license allows
redistribution, then by default you can redistribute under whatever
terms you like.  A license is a contract, not a property of the software.

> > If the licenses are compatible in the first place,
> What do you mean, precisely, by that?

That the terms of the GPL do not conflict with the requirements the IPL
places on redistribution.

Richard Braakman

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